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Scholarly biography

From 2006 – 2010 I completed a BSc in Psychology with Neuroscience, first class Honours at the University of Sussex. During this time I also worked a number of jobs as a support worker and healthcare assistant. I then completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Sussex (2010 – 2014) investigating computerised and internet-based interventions for common forms of mental health problems. My work included the novel application of theories from clinical psychology, human-computer interaction, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology. I also taught on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I gained chartered membership of the British Psychological Society in 2015 and completed post-doctoral work at the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology, University of Southampton (2015 – 2016). Next, I worked on a number of projects in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Group at the University of Bath (2016 – 2017). During this time I was also an Honorary Psychology Assistant working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. I began working as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Brighton in 2018. 

Approach to teaching

I aim to create a supportive and collaborative environment in which students can explore new ideas and concepts. I believe that learning is an active process and, rather than being passive recipients of information, students are active agents in their own learning. I aim to encourage students to develop a critical approach.  

Research interests

I have research interests in a number of areas, but I am particularly interested in the application of technology to support people who experience mental health problems. I also have a significant interest in investigating mental health interventions and exploring the experiences of people using mental health services.

Previous research projects:

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Research Output 2011 2019

Innovations in Practice: Avatar-based virtual reality in CAMHS talking therapy: two exploratory case studies

Falconer, C., Davies, B., Grist, R. & Stallard, P., 25 Mar 2019, In : Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 24, 3, p. 283-287 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Technology Delivered Interventions for Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Grist, R., Croker, A., Denne, M. & Stallard, P., 4 Sep 2019, p. 147-171.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The Ignite project - Developing a ‘health as social movement approach’ to children and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing in Worthing

Walker, C., Saunders, G., Dumbleton, L., Stainforth, D. & Grist, R., 13 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Open Access

Acceptability, Use, and Safety of a Mobile Phone App (BlueIce) for Young People Who Self-Harm: Qualitative Study of Service Users’ Experience

Grist, R., Porter, J. & Stallard, P., 23 Feb 2018, In : JMIR Mental Health. 5, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Mobile Applications
Cell Phones
Adolescent Health Services
Mental Health Services

An online survey of young adolescent girls' use of the internet and smartphone apps for mental health support

Grist, R., Cliffe, B., Denne, M., Croker, A. & Stallard, P., 25 Jul 2018, In : British Journal of Psychiatry Open . 4, 4, p. 302-306

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Mental Health
Surveys and Questionnaires